Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.1
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes calories by ingredient

Number of Servings: 8


    12 oz. orzo
    1 bunch fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 lemon, zested and juiced
    4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 Tbs. fresh parsley, minced
    Kosher salt
    Fresh ground pepper
    Grated Parmigiano Reggiano


Bring 2 large pots of water to boil. Add a big pinch of salt in each.

To one pot, add asparagus and blanch, about 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the thickness of your asparagus.

Place blanched asparagus in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and keep them green.

To the second pot, add the orzo. Cook per package instructions. When tender, drain and place in a large bowl.

Add blanched asparagus and tomato halves.

Mix olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir into orzo and vegetables. Stir in parsley and grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

This can be served warm, room temperature or cold.

From http://www.abigmouthful.com/lemon-orzo-salad-with-asparagus-and-tomatoes/

Serving Size: 8

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAWKEYERANT.

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Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Seems like something I would enjoy - 11/19/18

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    Easy and good - 4/5/14

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    This was wonderful. - 4/11/12